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Greenshift | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zhanson88 on 07-05-2014

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by EdTheEdge:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A finger of white foam tops an almost clear, golden beer, then kicks back to a nice cap and ring. Excellent lace lashes lastingly to glass.

While the nose is a light/med. strength aroma, a careful inhale produces a very enjoyable mix of melon, pear, floral, neutral and caramel sweet, and hints of piney herbal bitter.

Really excellent blend of what tastes like different flavors than the bouquet. Much more herbal bitter in tthe taste than in the aroma, right from the start of sip, and it definitely crests impressively, but no flavor is over the top. There is definitely honeydew melon, but the other fruit notes are mainly grapefruit and bitter orange. The malt presence is caramel. Alcohol becomes a spicy component as it warms. The high astringency of this helps to hide the alcohol.

Highly viscous, a touch of resin buildup, very light bodied, medium carb., and decent finish.

There is a lot going on in this beer, sort of a collaboration of what a bittering charge of a mixture of many different hops can bring to the party. It works due to the light mouthfeel and lack of alcohol presence for its size, 10% ABV. West Coast Style with a new wave hop twist, and I like it.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy golden orange. Nice white head. A bit of lacing and some chunks in the collar.

Smell - Citrus. I would have guessed from the name it would be a grassy hop, but it's only a bit of pine and mostly citrus. Lots of pale malt.

Taste - Malt actually comes first. Sweet right up front. Citrus hops. Kinda monotonous. Slightly astringent in the finish. Grassiness lingers in the finish giving it a strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little astringent. Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - It's good, but it's not really exciting. Maybe I'm being picky.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a speiglau IPA glass.

Deep rich amber color that brightens to gold as you move towards the narrower are of the glass. The head quickly collapses to a thin line that leaves trails along the side of the glass.

Aroma is like orange blossom honey full of flowery esters rich sweetness from the honey and a citrus note.

The taste coats the mouth. Lots of bittern notes that linger as the thickens of the beer settles on your palate.


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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Council anniversary glass. Pours an orange/copper color with a frothy white head. Leaves lacing all over the glass. Notes of tropical fruit, pine, and citrus burst out of the glass. Taste is full of tropical fruit with citrus and pine. Very dank as well. Slight onion. Slight alcohol burn. Good residual sweetness, not too much for a 10% IIPA. Mouthfeel is about average. Not too light and not too heavy. Just where you want it for an IIPA. Carbonation is slightly low but fits the style very well. Overall, a fantastic IIPA. Beachwood is killing it. This is an incredibly flavorful IIPA. I'd put this ahead of Enjoy By, RuinTen, and the like.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Small Bar SD, into a stemmed stange glass

Clear, filtered, golden-tan color, the brew omits strong wafts of piney, West Coast style pale essence, with a caramelly malt-backbone. Flavors follow, more layered than the nose as a fair amount of tropical nuances join the profile. Peppery and zesty as the sip closes, combining with a fair amount of booze. Finishes long and bittersweet, with oily residuals lingering.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Greenshift from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 80 ratings
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